What’s your “cheer up” song? That question popped up on a recent text thread among a few of my longtime friends. It spurred a list of songs from the ‘70s and ‘80s, back when we were in high school and college. But did you know that music may actually help boost your health as well as your mood?
It’s a long way from laboratory measures of improved artery function to better health and longer life. That’s why you can’t rely on laughter as your only medicine. And a laughter prescription might not be as much fun as it sounds. Instead, enjoy laughter when it comes and bless it as another thread in the web of connections that help keep us happy and healthy.
You must proceed with caution though because laughter is contagious. (This is what I have heard, anyway.) When we laugh, every system in our body responds in a positive way, liberating us from everyday stress and negative energy. Suddenly the world becomes a brighter place.
You are invited to laugh along with me.
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